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Several items on the California Gold Rush of 1849...
April 25, 1849
DAILY HERALD, Newburyport, Massachusetts, April 25, 1849 This issue has many reports concerning the Gold Rush of 1849, with the front page beginning with a quite detailed letter which is prefaced with: "From Mexico" "...the following letter...who went out to California in command of a company of adventurers, taking the Mexican route...his narrative contains much interesting an... See More
Indian troubles in Idaho...
June 20, 1878
THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, June 20, 1878 The front page has: "The Indian War" "Hot Work Going on in Idaho" which mentions in part: "...reports serious depredations...have burned Diamond Ranch in Happy Valley...Indians have captured over 400 horses...Troops and supplies are greatly needed...report the mountain full of Indians...They are in hot pursuit of the Ban... See More
Indian troubles in the West...
June 27, 1878
THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, June 27, 1878 The front page has: "The Indian War" "Colonel Bernard's Attack a Decided Success" and: "Additional Particulars" then: "A Large Camp of Squaws and Non-combatants" "with: "A Formidable Contest Impending--Disaffection of the Whole Indian Population--Chief Moses on the War Path".
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The Nez Perce Indian War...
July 06, 1877
THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, July 6, 1877
* Battle of Cottonwood - Idaho
* Nez Perce War - Looking Glass
* Captain Stephen Whipple
The front page has over two-thirds of a column taken up with accounts of: "The Indian War" "Latest News from the Front--Another Fight--The Killed and Wounded in the Previous Massacre and Fight". These are reports concerning the Nez... See More
Santa Claus... Alaska... St. Croix... Gereenland...
Item #675413HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, January, 1872 The first article is a poem: "The Legend of the Mistletoe" which features a nice engraving of Thomas Nast-esque Santa Claus with cupid on his shoulder. The poem continues to take the next 3 pages with one additional illustration.
Also in this issue is an illustrated article: "Holland & the Hollanders" and a n... See More
Baseball continues during the Civil War...
May 31, 1862
WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, May 31, 1862 Basically a sports-themed newspaper. Inside has over half a column taken up with reports on: "Base Ball" games and developments.
Sixteen pages, decorative masthead, nice condition.
News from the Mexican War...
September 20, 1847
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Sept. 20, 1847 Page 3 has much reporting from the Mexican War including a very lengthy letter: "From The Army" which takes over 1 1/2 columns. Also a report: "From the Army of Gen. Taylor" taking over half a column.
Four pages, nice condition.
On their way to the Battle of Gettysburg...
June 27, 1863
NEW YORK TIMES, June 27, 1863
* Confederates advancing upon Gettysburg for the historic battle
The front page has some nice & detailed reporting on the advance of the Confederates into the North, with first column heads including: "THE REBEL INVASION" "Carlisle Evacuated by Our Forces" "Probable Occupation of the Place by the Rebels" "The Main Reb... See More
Yankees are occupying Texas...
December 17, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Dec. 17, 1863
* Pass Cavallo (Texas) captured
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Capture of Rebel Works at Port Cavallo, Texas" "The Occupation of Texas" "Tennessee not Yet Vacated by the Enemy" "Longstreet's Forces at Bay" "The Siege of Charleston" & more.
Eight pages, light damp stai... See More
Grant's victory, with details...
December 04, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Dec. 4, 1863
* Battle of Missionary Ridge
* Chattanooga Campaign - Tennessee
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Secret Movement of the Army Before Chattanooga" "Particulars of the Engagement Before Knoxville" "General Grant's Victory" "Full Details of the Recent Decisive Conflicts Before Chattanooga"... See More
Grant's triumphal victory at Lookout Mountain...
November 27, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Nov. 27, 1863
* Battle of Lookout Mountain
* Chattanooga campaign - Tennessee
* General Ulysses S. Grant victory
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "GEN. GRANT'S VICTORY" "A Complete Triumph Over the Army Under Bragg Officially Announced" "Lookout Mountain Top, all the Rifle Pits in Chattanooga Valley, & Missi... See More
Robert E. Lee's movements north...
October 14, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Oct. 14, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "From Virginia" "Another Advance Northward by General Lee" "Retreat of the Union Army Across the Rappahannock" "Gallant Fight by Buford's & Kilpatrick's Cavalry" "Final Retirement of Lee's Army to the Rapidan" "News From Charleston&... See More
Early British Columbia, Canada...
April 17, 1878
MAINLAND GUARDIAN, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, April 17, 1878
* Rare publication
A quite uncommon title from this town in British Columbia, with various news and literary items of the day and a wealth of ads a well, several of which are illustrated.
Complete in four pages, typical folio size, never bound nor trimmed, a news agent's stamp in the upper right corner, n... See More
Enemies of their country are outlaws from the United States...
October 11, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Oct. 11, 1783 Page 2 has an item headed: "America - Extract of the Proceedings of the Assembly of the State of New York." which lists various men who: "...have not only given every aid & assistance to the enemies of their country, but have put themselves n arms to enslave the same...being enemies of their country, be, and are for ever outlawed from th... See More
Woodhull & Claflin open the first women's brokerage firm on Wall Street...
February 06, 1870
NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 6, 1870
* Historic 1st female Wall Street brokerage opens
* Victoria Woodhull and Tennessee Claflin sisters
* "The Bewitching Brokers" shatters tradition
The top of the back page has an intriguing report of a very notable--yet widely unknown--Wall Street "first".
Under the column heads: "WALL STREET AROUSED" "The Female Brokers... See More
Adams signs an Act of Congress...
September 24, 1800
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 24, 1800
* President John Adams
* Thomas Jefferson
The front page has an entire column taken up with an Act of Congress signed in script type by the President: John Adams, and in block type by the Vice President: Th. Jefferson.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, archivally rejoined at the spine, nice condition.... See More
Earliest report on McKinley's death we have offered...
September 13, 1901
THE EVENING TRIBUNE San Diego, California, Sept. 13, 1901
* President William McKinley assassination (day of death)
This is the earliest report on the death of President McKinley we have offered in our 44 years, as he died in Buffalo, New York at 6:25 p..m., however California had a three hour time-change advantage allowing this newspaper to offer this say-day report on his death. The ... See More
The coming purchase of Alaska: what the land is like...
April 12, 1867
CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, April 12, 1867 Page 2 has nearly half a column headed: "Russian America" which is an interesting, objective description of the land the U.S. is about to purchase from Russia.
Four pages, nice condition.
Rare prints of the Astor Place Riot...
May 12, 1849
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, May 12, 1849 Amongst the many interesting prints the most notable would be the front page print: "Riot at the Astor Place Opera House, New York" with 3 more related prints inside. There is much text on the riot as well.
As Wikipedia notes: "The Astor Place Riot occurred on May 10, 1849, at the now-demolished Astor Opera House and left bet... See More
Spanish-American War... Raising the flag over Hawaii...
September 10, 1898
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 10, 1898 Full front page illus: "With Our Troops in Puerto Rico." Inside has two full pgs. of illus. of "With Our Troops in the Philippines." Full pg. illus. of "The Homecoming of the 71st Annual New York Volunteers, August 29, 1898. Full pg. illus. of "Montauk Point - Visitors in Camp." Full pg. illus. of &quo... See More
The Act incorporating the Massachusetts Historical Society...
March 15, 1794
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 15, 1794 The front page begins with: "Act to Incorporate a Society by the name of the Massachusetts Historical Society" with the text taking half of the column. Although founded 3 years previous, this act formalizes their incorporation.
Four pages, a bit irregular at the blank spine margin, a bit close-trimmed at the bottom of the right margins, o... See More
A Proclamation by John Hancock...
July 13, 1793
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 13, 1793 The top of page 3 has: "By His Excellency John Hancock...A Proclamation" concerning the calling the General Court to convene, with details. It is signed in type: John Hancock.
Four pages, very nice condition.
Adams' Proclamation concerning silver coinage...
August 16, 1797
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Aug. 16, 1797
* President John Adams proclamation 7
* Notice of Commencement of Minting U.S. Coins
Printed by Isaiah Thomas, arguably the most famous printer in 18th century America.
The back page has a half column: "Proclamation" signed in type by the President: John Adams, concerning the regulating of foreign silver coi... See More
Rewarding Washington in an Act of Congress...
August 16, 1798
FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 16, 1798 Page 2 begins with over a column taken up with two acts: "AN ACT for Vesting in George Washington, a Certain Interest in the companies established for Opening & Extending the Navigation of Potomack and James rivers." and the other for amending it.
Four pages, handsome masthead, nice condition.
Great account on Admiral Byng and his execution...
April 05, 1757
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 5, 1757
* Admiral John Byng execution
* HMS Monarch - Royal Navy
* Battle of Minorca failure
Inside has nearly 2 pages consumed by a very detailed account headed: "Extract from the Authentic & Circumstantial Account of the Confinement, Behaviour and Death of Admiral Byng".
A few bits include: "...When he had drank...he added, &... See More
Exploring & discovering New Mexico...
November 08, 1849
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 1849 Page 3 has a full column of text headed: "New Mexico" which is a very lengthy letter from Santa Fe.
The focus is on an expedition into the Navajo Indian territory which has some detail on interesting discoveries including what is now known as Montezuma's Castle, with reports that they thought they were ruins of the A... See More
With the plate of the Juniata River...
Item #667450THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, August, 1788 This title has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, having begun in September, 1786 and lasting until December, 1792.
Among the various articles are: "A Description of the River Juniatta" "An Account of the Foundation of New Smyrna in Florida & a Remarkable Insurrection in that Settlement" "... See More
Napoleon's signature on the front page...
June 22, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 22, 1816 Perhaps the best content in this issue is the very unusual front page item headed: "Napoleon--'his mark' " which includes a facsimile of his signature, with a bit of text (vertical) which begins: "The annexed is a very exact copy of the signature of the most extraordinary man now living..." with a bit more.... See More
Creating a Jewish city in the Niagara River...
September 24, 1825
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 24, 1825
* Jewish city creation
* Grand Island, New York
* Niagara River
One of the articles on an inside page reads in its entirety: "The ceremony of laying the corner stone, of what is to be a city of the Jews, on Grand Island, N.Y. took place on the 14th instant, and Mr. Noah, editor of the New York National Advocate, governor and judge o... See More
Early reports from the California Gold Rush...
December 19, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 19, 1848 The back page has some nice, early Gold Rush content with the top of a column headed: "From California" containing several reports, one noting: "...The attention of the whole population is entirely devoted to the gold region...Much sickness prevails & many die...but the truth is, they are so entirely absorbed by the m... See More
Adams addresses Congress concerning troubles with France...
March 19, 1798
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, March 19, 1798
* 18th century American publication
The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction.
The entire front page is taken up with advertisements including 9 illustrated ship ads. Page 3 has a lengthy message to Congress concerning the growi... See More
George Washington & John Adams...
December 26, 1795
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 26, 1795
* President George Washington
The ftpg. contains an address to the President concerning Washington's very recent state-of-the-union address, signed in type: John Adams, plus his response signed in script type: Go. Washington. Nice to have both Adams and Washington on the front page.
Four pages, scattered foxing, minor printing flaw at the ... See More
Federal news from this temporary seat of government...
May 06, 1794
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & EVENING ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 6, 1794
* Philadelphia as the nation's capital
Given that Phila. was the temporary capital of the United States while the District of Columbia was under construction, it is nice this issue has reports from Congress during this early year of the federal government.
Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margin, ve... See More
Four century set of the London Gazette...
January 01, 1671
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England. A collection of four issues of this--the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper--each one hundred years apart. Issues are dated 1671, 1771, 1871 and 1971.
Interestingly, the format of this title did not change much over the years save for the number of pages increasing with the years. The 4 issue collection comes in a custom-made 4 s... See More
Concerns about the pending Jay Treaty, with Washington's response...
August 31, 1795
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Aug. 31, 1795
* George Washington address
* re. John Jay's Treaty
Page 2 has a letter from the people of Morris County, N.J. on their concerns about the Jay Treaty. Also a similar letter from the merchants of Phila. to the President followed by: "The President's Answer" signed in type: Geo. Washington.
Four pages, very handsome masthea... See More
Great reports from the California gold region...
October 12, 1849
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 12, 1849 Page 2 begins with: "Scenes In The Pacific" which reports on the arrival of Captain Fremont at Monterey, California in 1846.
Page 2 has over half a column headed: "The California Mines" which has many accounts of how much gold is being discovered--fine reading. Then a nice article headed; "Botanical Treas... See More
Lord Lovat is charged with High Treason...
December 23, 1746
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Dec. 23, 1746
* Simon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat
* Jacobite Rebellion conspirator
The front page has a notable item concerning the end of the Jacobite Rebellion: "Yesterday the articles of impeachment of High Treason against Simon Lord Lovat, were exhibited by the Hon. House of Commons to the House of Peers. And an order was made by the Hou... See More
A double train robbery by the same bandits...
November 04, 1883
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Nov. 4, 1883 Likely due to its location on the edge of the Western frontier, this newspaper typically contained a wealth sensational crime reports and events from the West, much more than any found in eastern newspapers. Page 6 has: "Reported Train Robbery In Illinois" provides some details, including: "...a most daring robbery took place...four... See More
Civil War illustrations at a reduced price...
Item #637512(5) HARPER'S WEEKLY Civil War lot of five issues which we consider "2nd rate". Not what we sell as damaged, but not good enough to be listed as "good" with minor problems and small disfigurements (possible foxing, staining, close-trimming, separation at the spine, etc.), yet more than half off the regular price. Great for research, classroom use, and still include man... See More
Bound volume, with plates...
Item #637511Bound volume of GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE from London, from the 1820-1840 period. Contains over 600 pgs. and has at least 8 full page plates. Six monthly issues each with a full title/index page. Modern bindings and in nice condition.
Item #637510(8) EARLY YEARS OF HARPER'S WEEKLY: Lot of 8 issues of this famous title from 1857-1859, all different dates from its first three years. Nice condition & with some illustrations. A nice wholesale lot at a good price.
Additional lots are available--inquire if multiple sets are wanted.
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Four issues from our nation's capital...
Item #637509(4) A lot of 4 issues from Washington, D.C., all dated from the 1820's through 1850's - from four different titles. They contain a wealth of both political and non-political news from the early period of our federal capital. All are complete and in good condition. Some foxing & minimal wear, generally in nice condition. The issues shown are representative of... See More
A newspaper created as a prop for a movie...
August 14, 1945
RECORD HERALD, no date nor city listed: a completely "generic" newspaper. This is an interesting movie-prop newspaper, a creation by the movie industry as it was a scene in a movie which obviously related to the end of World War II. We do not know in which movie this newspaper was a prop.
Four pages, very nice condition.
Farragut enters the Mississippi... Fort Macon bombarded...
May 17, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 17, 1862 The full front page is an illustration of: "Rebels Outside Their Works at Yorktown Reconnoitering With Dark Lanterns" which was drawn by famed artist Winslow Homer.
Inside prints include a full page: "The Union Cavalry and Artillery Starting In Pursuit of the Rebels Up the Yorktown Turnpike"; a half page: "Charge of the Fi... See More
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Destruction of Lawrence, Kansas...
September 05, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 5, 1863 The full front page shows: "Moseby's Guerrillas Destroying Sutlers' Train". Inside prints include a dramatic fullpg: "The Destruction of the City of Lawrence, Kansas and the Massacre of its Inhabitants by the Rebel Guerrillas"; a full page with 4 prints: "Morris Island Sketches"; a three-quarter page map s... See More
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Scenes of the Battle of Bull Run...
August 03, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 3, 1861 The front page features two prints on the Civil War, captioned: "The Death of the Rebel General Garnett, at the Battle of Laurel Hill" and "Bringing in the Misses Scott as Prisoners to Fall's Church, Va." with a related article.
Inside includes a print of "Major-General McClellan", a nearly half pg: "Presenta... See More
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Dramatic cavalry charge before Vicksburg...
March 07, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 7, 1863 The front page features a full-figure print of: "The Late Nicholas Longworth, the Western Millionaire" with the balance of the front page taken up with an article on him, carrying over to page 2.
Other prints within include a full page: "Paying Off The Teamsters in the Army of the Potomac" showing many African-Americans. Also ... See More
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